9 days Yunnan birding tour


Day 1 Arrive at Kunming airport, then drive to Zixi Shan park, night at Zixi Shan park.

Day 2 Birding at Zixi Shan park, transfer to Lijiang , 350km, 5 hours drive, night at Lijiang.

Main target species: Giant Nuthatch and Yunnan Nuthatch, other possible species: Orange-bellied Leafbird, Black-breasted Thrush, Chinese Thrush, Large Niltava, Pale Blue Flycatcher, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Black-browed Bushtit, Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Blyth’s Shrike-babbler, Bar-throated Minla, Grey-hooded Fulvetta, Rufous Sibia, Mrs. Gould`s Sunbird, Long-tailed Thrush, Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher, Maroon-backed Accentor, Grey-headed Bullfinch, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Godlewski`s Bunting, Black-faced Bunting.
Day 3-4 Birding at Lijiang, night at Lijiang.

Main target species: Biet’s Laughingthrush, Brown-winged Parrotbill, Rufous-tailed Babbler, Yunnan Nuthatch, other possible species:
Common Pheasant, Grey Nightjar, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Spotted Nutcracker, Black-bibbed Tit, Crested Finchbill, Brown-breasted Bulbul, Black-browed Bushtit, Buff-throated Warbler, Blyth’s, Davison’s and Sichuan Leaf Warblers, Grey-crowned, Bianchi’s and Martens’s Warblers, Black-streaked and Streak-breasted Scimitar Babblers, Rusty-capped and Yunnan Fulvettas, Chinese Babax, Elliot’s and Black-faced Laughingthrush, Bar-throated Minla, Black-headed Sibia, Spectacled Fulvetta, White-browed Fulvetta, White-collared and Rufous-vented Yuhina, Grey-winged Blackbird, Daurian Redstart, Chestnut- bellied Rock Thrush, Mrs. Gould’s Sunbirds, Sharpe’s and Vinaceous Rosefinches, Black-headed Greenfinch, Godlewski’s and Yellow-throated Buntings, Black-tailed Crake.
Day 5 Drive from Lijiang to Baihualing ( Gaoligongshan), 415km, 7 hours drive, night at Baihualing.

Day 6-7 Birding at Baihualing ( Gaoligongshan ), night at Baihualing.

Possible species: Fork-tailed Sunbird, Hill Partridge, Rufous-throated Partridge, Mountain Bamboo Partridge, Silver Pheasant, Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant, Greater Yellownape, Bay Woodpecker, Great Barbet, Golden-throated Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet, Red-headed Trogon, Banded Bay Cuckoo, Crested Serpent Eagle, Black Eagle, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Long-tailed Broadbill, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Maroon Oriole, White-browed Bush Robin, Golden Bush Robin, Eurasian Treecreeper, Slaty-bellied Tesia, Himalayan Cutia, Black-headed Shrike-babbler, Blyth’s Shrike-babbler, Black-eared Shrike-babbler, Rusty-fronted Barwing, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Brown-winged Parrotbill, Black-throated Parrotbill, Mrs. Gould`s Sunbird, Green-tailed Sunbird, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Black-throated Sunbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Brown Bullfinch, Spot-winged Grosbeak, White-eared Night Heron, Spot-necked Babbler, Spotted Wren-babbler.

Day 8 Birding at Baihualing, drive to Tengchong, 140km, 3 hours drive, night at Tengchong.

Day 9 Morning birding at Laifengshan national park, fly from Tengchong to Chengdu

Possible species: Brown-winged Parrotbill, Grey Bush Chat, Black-naped Oriole, Black-headed Sibia, and Beautiful Sibia. Long-tailed Minivet, Little Pied Flycatcher, Black-browed Bushtit, Slender-billed Oriole, Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Burmese Shrike, White-tailed Robin, Verditer Flycatcher, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, White-throated Laughingthrush, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Red-faced Liocichla, Blue-winged Minla, Whiskered Yuhina, Brown-winged Parrotbill, Silver-eared Mesia, Rufous-backed Sibia.

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